Black Forest Trifle
If you're looking for a nice quick dessert for Christmas, or any time, this is a good choice. Unlike ice cream that requires freezing, this is simply a case of whipping cream and layering with sponge cake and cherries. It's a cross between a black forest cake and a trifle and it's sure to satisfy.
Ingredients1L thickened cream
1 chocolate sponge cake, cut into 3cm pieces
¼ cup brandy
1kg pitted cherries
¼ cup grated chocolateMethodBeat the cream with a whisk or ...
Vegan Meringue Recipe
Discover the secret to making vegan meringues
A meringue recipe without eggs? What kind of witchcraft is this? Actually, it's a super simple egg free meringue recipe that uses an ingredient you'd never expect - it's the humble chickpea. Well, the chickpea water to be exact.
For the meringueschickpea water from 1x 400g can.
1 cup caster sugar
1 Tbsp cornflourFor the coconut cream400ml can coconut cream (chilled)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup caster sugarFor ...
Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Turn classic Neapolitan ice cream into a jaw dropping cake
Neapolitan ice cream: the magical combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream in one tub. It's been a family favourite for decades because it's simple, and it appeals to a variety of tastes.In my home growing up, there was always a line of strawberry ice cream left in the middle of the tub. Every home had their favourite flavour that was keenly fought over by the kids.In this recipe, we take the original version ...
Chocolate Tart Recipe
A rich and indulgent chocolate tart recipe that's perfect with vanilla ice cream.
This is one of my favourite desserts. It's simple to make. I can't remember ever having a fail with this recipe. The pastry is homemade and the chocolate filling is to die for.The history of chocolate tarts goes a long way back. Below is a recipe from 1837 which comes from this book. The recipe hasn't changed that much - it's hard to improve on an already delicious dessert.A few tips to make your ...
Ice Cream Bombe
Impress your guests with this inspiring ice cream bombe recipe. A magical mix of ice cream, chocolate, meringue and so much more.
This is a really great dessert for impressing your guests or if you have a special occasion. It's on a similar level of awesomeness as this ice cream cake which I love. It's also a lovely dish for special occasions like birthdays or Christmas dinner and is also a surprisingly simple dessert. Just remember to get started a couple of days before the big day as you ...
Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Learn how to create this impressive ice cream cake. It's perfect for a big celebration and super easy to make.
This cake combines two of my favourite things: cake and ice cream. You can make an ice cream cake ahead of time and leave it in the freezer until it's game time. Then, remove the ice cream cake about 15 minutes before serving.
To make this cake you'll needa deep cake tin so that you can stack the layers of cake inside it
2 cake mixes of your choice
2L of your favourite ...
Caffeine bomb alert! This affogato recipe combines creamy coffee ice cream with a shot of espresso.
Affogato is the Italian word for drowned. A fitting name for this simple recipe that involves drowning scoops of ice cream with coffee.In Italy, the traditional affogato recipe calls for vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso. However, I had just made a batch of creamy coffee ice cream which was calling out to be used. Like so many other recipes, I decided to mess with the recipe - just a ...
Italian Meringue Recipe for Ice Cream
Today I'm going to run you through creating Italian Meringue. It's a light, sweet tasting treat that can be whipped up in minutes and doesn't require cooking in an oven. This meringue differs in texture to the French meringue that you can bake until hard.
Uses for Italian MeringueThis meringue is so good when slapped on top of ice cream. It looks and tastes amazing. In Melbourne I've noticed some Italian gelato stores offer this as an optional extra with their gelato.
Italian meringue ...
Pistachio Mousse Dome Recipe
Pistachio mousse domes are an incredibly tasty, creamy dessert. There are a few elements that you'll need to make but the effort is more than worth while. This is one of those dishes you'll create for wow factor.This recipe is taken from a fantastic book called Patisserie: Master the Art of French Pastry. I strongly recommend that you get a copy of this if you're a beginner to intermediate at home cook wanting to raise your dessert skills to the next level. In Australia it's available at ...
Fraisier Cake Recipe
I've been toying around with a lot of French patisserie recipes over the last month. It's something that I've avoided in the past because a lot of the desserts seemed like a bit too much work. In saying that, I decided to give it a crack; I purchased a great book called Patisserie : Master the Art of French Pastry and went to work. I had a go at about half the recipes in the book and some of the end products were so good.
Fraisier Cake Recipe
Originally I was planning on posting a recipe for ...
Panna Cotta Recipe
Enjoy the simplicity of an Italian classic
Panna cotta originated from Italy and is a delicious cold dessert made from double cream. It is common to use vanilla bean in this recipe; however, you can easily get creative and add different flavours such as coffee or raspberry. Although this looks a simple dish to prepare, it's important to get your measurements exact. Too much gelatine and you'll get a rubbery textured panna cotta which noone will enjoy; too little and your dessert will topple ...
Milk and Honey Parfait
This is a very simple recipe for making a milk and honey parfait. It's made in a loaf pan and if you line it with cling wrap, you can easily remove when you're ready to serve. It's a good looking dessert that is always popular when you're entertaining. Be sure to make this dessert in advance as you'll need to freeze overnight.
Looking for more dessert recipes?
If you like the look of this recipe, why not try this recipe for white chocolate custard with berry compote and hazelnut crumble. It's ...
White chocolate custard with berry compote and hazelnut crumble
White chocolate custard deluxe
This is a white chocolate custard with berry compote, hazelnut crumble and spun sugar as a garnish. This creation is a visual symphony - a delicious combination of flavour, texture and colour. The best part about the dessert is it's surprisingly easy to make. It just takes a bit of time to create the four layers but if you have a spare hour then this is your dessert. Your family and friends will love you for this one.This recipe was inspired by Rose and ...
Lamington Ice Cream Bars
The Aussie Classic Revamped
These bars taste a lot like lamingtons, only they have a nice cool ice cream interior instead of sponge cake. They're really easy to make and last longer in the freezer than most home made ice cream thanks to the chocolate coating.
Choosing the right ingredients
I used this vanilla ice cream because it isn't too heavy and doesn't have any egg yolks. It goes really well with dark chocolate. But I think most ice creams would go well with this recipe.It's ...
Zabaglione, also known as Zabaione, is a classic Italian dessert that's similar to custard and can be served warm or chilled. The main difference from custard is that you'll whisk this dessert long enough to create a light, mousse-like consistency. You'll only need three ingredients to make Zabablione: egg yolks, sugar and wine (or spirits). You can whip up this dish in under half an hour and no churning is required in an ice cream maker so it's great if you're short on time.Zabaglione is ...